ge·​og·​ra·​pher | \ jē-ˈä-grə-fər How to pronounce geographer (audio) \

Definition of geographer

: a specialist in geography

Examples of geographer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Stranded in ice Around this time, German explorers also began seeking the North Pole after prominent geographer August Petermann called for them to get involved in the quest. National Geographic, "Arctic obsession drove explorers to seek the North Pole," 24 Jan. 2020 This all fits the claim of the French geographer Christophe Guilluy about his own country in his 2016 book The Twilight of the Elites: Prosperity, the Periphery, and the Future of France. Thomas Geoghegan, The New Republic, "This is a high school nation," 20 Jan. 2020 Now, Fisher and geographer Steve Leisz, both of whom work at Colorado State University, want to take the technology global. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "The Mission to Scan the Whole Planet with Lidar Before It's Too Late," 23 Oct. 2019 Sun-scorched and wind-scoured, the place that geographers refer to as the Sahara-Sahel stretches across Africa between the desert and the great savanna. Smithsonian, "A photographer ventures into remote northern Africa for an unprecedented view of one of the world’s most troubled, and least understood, regions," 20 Dec. 2019 In June, in a lush valley at 4000 meters—more than two vertical kilometers below Chimborazo's summit—geographer Jeff La Frenierre stood waist deep in a concrete irrigation channel flowing with turbid water. Tim Appenzeller, Science | AAAS, "Global warming has made iconic Andean peak unrecognizable," 11 Sep. 2019 Although the original trading routes were established more than 2,000 years ago, the Silk Road’s name — a reference to the delicate fabric long produced only in China — was coined in the 19th century by a German geographer. Washington Post, "China’s New Silk Road," 7 Sep. 2016 The effort cost about $3 million and is decidedly temporary, said Mark Adams, a coastal geographer at the National Seashore., "A short documentary exploring climate change on Cape Cod," 26 Sep. 2019 David Bowman, a fire ecologist and geographer and director of the Fire Centre at the University of Tasmania in Hobart, spoke with Science about the crisis. John Pickrell, Science | AAAS, "Massive Australian blazes will ‘reframe our understanding of bushfire’," 20 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of geographer

1542, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for geographer

see geography

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“Geographer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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